Visit Us Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Our Draft Mission Statement:
Sky Island Unitarian Universalist Church –
A caring community forging a compassionate, just, and sustainable world.
Our services start at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
Rev. Somerville writes: “On reflection, I can see my career as the result of searching for fulfillment of a Covenant given to me at a very young age. Covenant has legal, religious, spiritual, personal and cultural dimensions, depending on use. I will share with you how I view my life as representing the combination of a personal and spiritual struggle with covenant. I am honored to be asked to return as a substitute preacher.”
Rev. Somerville was born in Georgia in 1940, reared in West Virginia, graduated West Virginia University, graduated The School of Theology of The University of The South, and was ordained by the Episcopal Church. He married Mary Anne Somerville, has two sons, and a grandson and granddaughter. Before ordination, he was a car salesman, gas station manager, retail clerk, an assistant financial loan manager, and a sales representative in the printing industry in West Virginia and Georgia. After ordination, he served in Georgia, Maryland, Connecticut, Wyoming, and New York. He moved to Sierra Vista to serve as Rector of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in 1999, and retired in 2006. He has served as a Priest of rural, suburban, small town, and urban congregations, as a Campus Minister at an art college, and as an assistant to a Bishop in the Episcopal Church.
What do dragons, cyclones, and tides have in common, and what do they have to do with our monthly worship theme of healing?
How do you love someone you hate? How do you love when another unarmed man is killed by the state? What is love in the face of violence? What does your love look like?
Coffee and Refreshments, along with great conversation will be provided after every service. Please join us!
In keeping with the vision of Sky Island Church to become better known in the community, Gary Lawrence will be conducting a series of six Creative Writing workshops to be held here at the church. Gary holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Vermont College, has published a book and several short stories, and teaches English and Creative Writing at Cochise and Glendale Community Colleges. His short story “BJ” won last year’s Creative Writing Celebration fiction contest.
Workshops will be held on the second Saturday of each month, from 9:00 a.m. until noon, beginning October 8 with “(Creative) Writing As A Process.” The workshops will each include lecture, discussion, Q&A, and practice of that workshop’s “lesson” in your own writing. All interested persons are welcome. You can come to any of the workshops or all of the workshops — they are each self-contained.
Cost is $20/person/session; $10/seniors (65 and over), students and church members. This is the same hourly rate as charged by the Center for Lifelong Learning at Cochise College. Proceeds will be donated to Sky Island UU Church.
While these workshops are at their core a fund raiser for the church, scholarships/waivers may be available for those church members who would like to attend but feel they cannot attend because of financial hardship. See Dave Weigel for more information and to see if you qualify.
Please spread the word to your fellow readers, writers, and lovers of literature. Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to Gary before or after church. Stay tuned for more details.
Adult Religious Education Programs can be found on the “Adult Programs” Page
As a Welcoming Congregation, we affirm and promote the full participation of persons in all our activities and endeavors without regard to race, color, gender, physical or mental challenge, affectional or sexual orientation, class or national origin
Our minister is Rev. Linda Lawrence
Our address is :
4533 N. Commerce Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
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Call us at (520) 378-0197, (Tues. & Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
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Photos From the May 29, 2016 Memorial Day Service
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